Course Descriptions:

Cosmetology teaches coloring, cutting, curling and designing the hair as well as caring for the skin and nails for both practical ad theory classes. These classes may be completed in 1600 clock hours, approximately 10-11 months at 40 hours per week. Upon completion of 1600 clock hours and a passing grade of 80% on senior board exam, the student may then take the interstate boards examination for his/her licensure. Upon completion of the 1600 clock hours it will satisfy the state of California cosmetology licensing requirement. This license will enable the cosmetologist to provide beauty services for both men and women.

 Barbering another exciting and extremely rewarding program offered here at W.I.C. Our program is designed to prepare you for a rewarding and inspiring career with many options. Students will be well prepared to pass the Barbering Exam required by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. The skills and knowledge obtained at Watsonville Institute of Cosmetology will allow you to become successful in the conventional or modern barber shop.  The course of instruction in the practical phases of barbering required for a student enrolled in a 1,500-hour course shall cover not less than 1,300 hours including training in basic haircutting and in hairstyling of all textures of hair at the discretion of the school owner or instructor. 

PLEASE REFER TO SCHOOL CATALOG LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION

Mission statement and objectives:

                To provide a quality cosmetology education were the student will be successful in the field of cosmetology. In addition, we want to train new beauticians and supply service and products that enhance our clients’ physical appearance, mental relaxation and instill a sense of professionalism in each student. We want our students take and pass the state board exam in order to be eligible for entry level employment in the field of cosmetology.

Click here to view 2018 Catalog

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

https://www.bppe.ca.gov/

 

TEXT & MATERIALS:

  • Milady Standard Textbook of Cosmetology

  • Rules & Regulations of the Cosmetology Commission

  • State Board Review book

  • Handouts & Library Resources

 



  




COURSE STANDARDS OF LEARNING:


1.       ORIENTATION

a.       School Policies

b.      State Law, Regulations, and Professional Ethics

c.       History and Opportunities

d.      Life Skills

e.      Your Professional Image

f.        Communicating for Success

 2

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      INFECTION CONTROL: RPINCIPLES AND PRACTICES

a.       Bacteria

b.      Viruses

c.       Parasites

d.      Principles of Prevention

e.      Types of Disinfectants

 

3.      

         ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

a.       Why study anatomy?

b.      Cells

c.       Tissues, Organs, Body Systems

d.      Skeletal, Muscular, Nervous Systems

 



4.       BASICS OF CHEMISTY, ELECTICITY, SAFETY

 


5.      

      PROPERTIES  OF THE HAIR AND SCALP

a.       Structure of the Hair

b.      Chemical Composition of  Hair

c.       Hair Analysis

d.      Hair Growth

e.      Hair Loss

f.        Disorders of the Hair

g.       Disorders of the Scalp

 






6.      

          PRINCIPLES OF THE SCALP

            a.     Elements of Hair Design



7.      

      HAIRCUTTING

a.       Basic Principle of Haircutting

b.      Client Consultation Tools, Body Positions, Safety

c.       Basics Haircuts, Cutting Curly Hair

 



8.        WET HAIRSTYLING

a.       Client Consultation

b.      Wet Hairstyling Basics

c.       Finger Waving, Pincurls, Roller Curls

d.      Comb-out Techniques

e.      Blow-dry Styling

f.        Thermal Hairstyling

g.       Thermal Hair Straightening

 










9.       NAIL STRUCTURE AND GROWTH

a.       The Nail, Nail Growth, Nail Fungus

b.      Nail Diseases, Know your Nails

 



10.   MANICURING AND PEDICURING

a.       Nail Care tools, the Manicure Table

b.      Client consultation, the Plain Manicure

c.       Other Types of Manicures, Pedicures

d.      Safety Rules in manicuring and Pedicuring

11.  

      


       FACIALS

a.       Basics Classifications and Chemistry of Skin Care Products

b.      Client consultation, Facial massage, Facial Treatments, Aromatherapy

c.       Face Value

 



12.   FACIAL MAKEUP

a.       Cosmetics for Facial Makeup

b.      Makeup Color Theory, Client Consultation, Corrective Makeup